Plastic Free Ruislip

Dear Ruislip Businesses

What can Ruislip businesses do to help save the planet?

Good question!

Globally 5 to 13 million tonnes of plastics end up in our oceans, canals, lakes and rivers every year and it’s impossible to ignore the effects of single use plastic pollution on our environment, wildlife and health.

Blue Planet II on the BBC, the call for a deposit return system and the so-called ‘latte levy’ being recently debated in the Parliament has raised
awareness of the UK’s 25-year environmental plan, with a firm focus on tackling plastic waste.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is determined to reduce the use of single-use packaging across London – right now.

There’s tons we can do together locally to support these initiatives. ‘Plastic Free Ruislip’, a community group supported by the charity ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, is here to help you help the planet and take a step towards
becoming plastic free.

In Ruislip we’d like to see a reduction in single-use plastic such as

water bottles, plastic spoons and straws.

We are hoping to become amongst the first ‘Plastic Free’ communities in London.

Five single-use plastic items have been identified by ‘Surfers Against Sewage’

as easy to avoid, reduce the provision of,

or even eradicate across businesses large and small.

These are:
 Plastic Cutlery
 Plastic Straws and Stirrers
 Single Serve Condiments
 Soft Drink Bottles
 Coffee Cups (including lids)

‘Plastic Free Ruislip’ are encouraging local business owners to ‘swap out’ three single-use plastic items and replace them with sustainable alternatives, which will slow the tide of plastic that is choking our water courses, reduce the effects of micro-plastics on our health and SAVE YOU MONEY!

Below is a list of companies who offer sustainable alternatives that don’t cost the Earth:

https://www.vegware.com/
http://www.packagingenvironmental.co.uk/
https://www.londonbiopackaging.com/

‘Surfers Against Sewage’ has created a number of Plastic Free projects to bring together communities, schools and businesses.

If we all take part we can create positive long lasting change to benefit everyone.

Please get in touch for more information or if you require any help in making changes.

We will be in touch with you in four weeks to see how you’re getting along!

We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards

Plastic Free Ruislip